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1936 Mar.

Means, Oliver W.

Aftermath of the great Hartford Flood Crowd gathered near P-A Clothing (198-202 State Street)

Hartford (Conn.) - From a series of images of the great Connecticut River flood of 1936. Most images were possibly taken by Oliver W. Means and printed as real-photo postcards, however at least one appears to have been purchased.

Blanchard-Means Family Papers

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood Flood refugees

Wheeling (W.Va.) - Copy image: the news that her home on the island section of Wheeling had fallen victim to the raging Ohio River was the last straw for Mrs. Lillian Cale, who is shown in Market Auditorium, flood sanctuary with two children as she wept bitterly. The girls are Evelyn and Dorothy. Int. News Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Jersey City (N.J.) - Copy image: Dozens of Coast Guard surf boats are loaded onto flat cars at Pier 13 to be rushed to the flood area along the Ohio River where they will be used in rescue work. Int. News Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1936 Mar.

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Mountain View (N.J.) - Copy image: This exclusive picture depicts the tense drama of an actual rescue in Wayne County, N.J., where the overflow of the Pequannock River imperiled the entire valley. A ladder from a police rescue boat is raised to the attic of the mountain view home. The first floor is completely swamped and the automobiles on the left give an idea of the water's height. Notice the goat... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 28

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Louisville (Ky.) - Copy image: Children got a "shot in the arm" as authorities battled to stave off disease in the flood area. A.P. Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1936 Mar.

Means, Oliver W.

Aftermath of the great Hartford Flood Flooding in front of the Automobile Club of Hartford (162 Wells Street)

Hartford (Conn.) - From a series of images of the great Connecticut River flood of 1936. Most images were possibly taken by Oliver W. Means and printed as real-photo postcards, however at least one appears to have been purchased.

Blanchard-Means Family Papers

1937 Jan. 27

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Louisville (Ky.) - Copy image: Thousands of cans of food, piled high in a relief station here and guarded by soldiers, as shown here, await disposition to the refugees of this city's worst flood. Distribution will begin as soon as the varieties of food are sorted and transportation facilities are made available. That no one will go hungry is the plan of relief officials. A.P. Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 27

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Louisville (Ky.) - Copy image: signs like this one shown here were posted throughout the business district here today, warning flood refugees and others of the importance of boiling water to prevent disease. A Red Cross relief worker points to the sign in a store window as flood refugees, carrying salvaged clothing and bedding, look on. AP Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1936 Mar.

Means, Oliver W.

Aftermath of the great Hartford Flood Relief trucks driving through flood waters, probably State Street

Hartford (Conn.) - From a series of images of the great Connecticut River flood of 1936. Most images were possibly taken by Oliver W. Means and printed as real-photo postcards, however at least one appears to have been purchased.

Blanchard-Means Family Papers

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood Flood refugees

Wheeling (W.Va.) - Copy image: It takes more than flood or famine to keep the stork from going on his appointed rounds. Here is a scene in the market auditorium, Wheeling refuge for flood sufferers, where a temporary lying-in hospital was set up for Mrs. Carrie Rollison who expected a baby hourly. Shown in the photo left to right are male nurse Warren Melzdorf, Mrs. Rollison, Jackie and Betty Ro... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection